Re-Ranking the Rotations of the NL Central

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Re-Ranking the Rotations of the NL Central
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Over one month has gone by in the 2013 Major League Baseball season, and the St. Louis Cardinals have dominated the National League Central with the league's best starting rotation.

Entering May, the NL Central was the only division to have four teams above .500. Pitching has been the biggest reason for the division's success.

Teams in the division have combined to go 25-16 against the NL East, with the Chicago Cubs (3-4) as the only team with a losing record, and 6-2 against the American League. The NL East is built on strong pitching, but the Central has outdueled them in the early goings.

The division currently features three of the top rotations in baseball, and one of those teams may surprise fans. 

These rankings are based on a combination of earned run averages, innings pitched, average against and sustainability.

 

*All stats are via MLB.com and accurate as of 5/7/13

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